We’ve opined and whined here about our state and federal governments’ tireless waste of public resources to police the likes of Pot. No matter how many amendments the legislature puts on an alternative to I-502 for this fall’s ballot it still won’t be legal. I-502 nor any alternative (as provided by the constitution) will not MAKE IT LEGAL TO POSSESS OR USE POT, PERIOD. It still won’t trump a federal prohibition, a federal definition of pot as a controlled substance.
I have received a number of emails from Oly players claiming the mess in the Senate Ed Committee is an indicator of a toxic, dysfunctional caucus. The truth is it is more of more of the same. Maybe it is amped up a bit due to the messy budget that the majority party pretended would work for 2011-2013. But divergence is rampant in the upper chamber.
Newt is not going to quit. He is going to continue to try and hold his cool, not go off on someone or about some issue. He is as smart as any one of them, continues to talk of solid experienced realignment of our government, and is ceaseless in his ability to embarrass and frighten the warm and soft/fuzzy core of the R party. A core that just wants to get a nominee and start working against an incumbent president.
One person’s charter school is another persons local educational sandbox. Rob McKenna suggests on his guber website that we look at Rocketship charter schools. (From McKenna’s website: “Permit and encourage highly innovative charter schools, drawing on the most successful models from around America such as KIPP, Rocketship and Harlem Success Academy.”)